Five (Non-Discworld) Works by Terry Pratchett You Should Read

Terry Pratchett is dead and the world is a poorer place for it. But before he left the world, he graced it with many, many, many novels, most of them set in the world (and mirror of worlds) of Discworld. And while Discworld is wonderful (it provokes wonder), that's not the only work he has written. Here are five you… » 3/19/15 11:30pm 3/19/15 11:30pm

There's One More Terry Pratchett Book Still To Come

We're still devastated by the news of Sir Terry Pratchett's passing last week. But at least there's one last book to look forward to: Pratchett's The Shepherd's Crown, a book about his young witch, Tiffany Aching. » 3/16/15 10:42am 3/16/15 10:42am

Discworld Cake Is Almost Too Wonderful To Eat

Paris bakery Paint Cakes (which bills itself as a "pâtisserie geek") crafted this marvelously detailed pastry tribute to the late Sir Terry Pratchett. » 3/14/15 11:00am 3/14/15 11:00am

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett, Author of The Discworld Series

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved Discworld fantasy novels and countless other bestselling books, died earlier today at the age of 66. » 3/12/15 8:30am 3/12/15 8:30am

Even if you're not in the UK, you can listen to the Good Omens radio play online. BBC Radio 4 has the first two episodes of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's apocalyptic comedy are available for streaming, and will be for the next four weeks » 12/23/14 3:40pm 12/23/14 3:40pm

Hear Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's cameo in Good Omens' Radio Drama

The first ever dramatisation of Good Omens is coming to BBC Radio 4 next month - and the BBC have finally lifted the lid on when you'll be able listen to it, as well as a brief teaser starring the two writers themselves. » 11/27/14 4:41pm 11/27/14 4:41pm

10 Characters Who Should Have Read The Damn Instruction Manual

Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions... with disastrous results. » 11/20/14 10:17am 11/20/14 10:17am

Neil Gaiman's Account of Terry Pratchett's Quiet Rage Is a Must-Read

A while back, Neil Gaiman heard someone said of Terry Pratchett, "What a jolly old elf Sir Terry is." And that struck his long-time friend and sometime collaborator as absolutely wrong. So Gaiman took pen to paper to explain why. » 9/28/14 9:00pm 9/28/14 9:00pm

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are adapting Good Omens for Radio

Uhh, yes please: the BBC have announced that both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are collaborating on the first ever dramatisation of their 1990 classic Good Omens. It's not just happening, it's happening very soon - this December in fact! » 9/05/14 4:02pm 9/05/14 4:02pm

Science Fiction And Fantasy Comedies That Hit Harder Than Most Dramas

A lot of people seem to think "funny" equals "light-weight." Like a comedy can't deal with important issues, or pack a huge emotional punch. But decades of science fiction and fantasy comedy prove otherwise. Which funny story actually hits you where it counts, more than most "serious" dramas do? » 7/15/14 2:40pm 7/15/14 2:40pm

How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, In One Handy Chart

Figuring out just where to start Terry Pratchett's sprawling, character-dense Discworld series can be a little daunting. Fortunately this chart, lets you figure out just how to follow your favorite storylines and characters as they move from book to book. » 4/24/14 4:20pm 4/24/14 4:20pm

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in March

Your reading list isn't long enough! You can always use another stack of science fiction and fantasy books — and luckily, March is full of exciting reads. Including new Terry Pratchett and Brandon Sanderson, but also loads of magic, time travel, apocalypses and fun. Here are the March books you can't afford to miss. » 3/07/14 12:35pm 3/07/14 12:35pm

10 Book Series That Would Make Excellent TV Shows

Nowadays, a lot of the best TV shows are based on books, especially book series. But the amazing thing about science fiction and fantasy books is, there's always more riches to explore. We've barely scratched the surface, in fact. Here are 10 more book series that would make terrific TV shows. » 3/03/14 11:21am 3/03/14 11:21am

Check out the gorgeous collectors edition covers for Discworld

Terry Pratchett's incredible series Discworld is getting a new set of incredible covers for 12 hardback collectors editions in the UK. Here are some of the most striking ones. » 10/29/13 4:00pm 10/29/13 4:00pm

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

The Science Behind Discworld's Flat Earth on the Back of a Turtle

The world is flat, and resting on the backs of four elephants who, in turn, stand upon the back of a giant, space-faring turtle. Welcome to Terry Pratchett's Discworld. How does it all work? Pratchett, along with Professors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, explain it all in The Science of Discworld IV. » 7/16/13 10:45am 7/16/13 10:45am

These Terry Pratchett quote posters are lovely

The boundless wisdom and humor of Terry Pratchett get immortalized in a series of motivational posters that you only wish were hanging in your office right now. » 5/24/13 4:49pm 5/24/13 4:49pm

Essential Science Fiction Novels for Understanding the Economy

Our economy is huge, incomprehensible and potentially deadly if you take a wrong step — just like space, in fact. So when it comes to understanding the fundamentals of economics, you need to read some classic and recent science fiction novels. Luckily, Paul Krugman and Noah Smith have provided a reading list. » 5/13/13 4:40pm 5/13/13 4:40pm

Terry Pratchett and other fantasy authors score at this year's ALA…

On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of dozens of book awards. The most famous of these are the Newbery and the Caldecott awards for children's books and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature. They also include the William C. Morris award for best book for young adults by… » 1/31/13 4:21pm 1/31/13 4:21pm

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. But what book series are worth getting hooked on? We did some digging and soul searching, to… » 1/02/13 10:20am 1/02/13 10:20am